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Analysis Paralysis
For all Business Analysts & You

Business Analyst Learnings
Analysis Paralysis
is
Not a physical disease.
It’s a state of mind that traps
you and stops you from
making progress.
You’...
Analysis Paralysis
is
Not knowing when to stop.

Causes
1. No deadlines
2. No clearly defined
objectives
3. No plan
Analysis Paralysis
is
Not wanting to stop.

Causes
•

Fear

•

A lack of confidence

•

Indecision
Analysis Paralysis
is
Not knowing where to stop.
How much documentation is
enough? How many models
are enough?
Analysis Paralysis
can lead to:
•

Project Delays

•

Scope Creep

•

Increased Risk

•

Wrong Decisions

•

Project Failu...
Useful Techniques
for avoiding Analysis Paralysis
1. Timeboxing
―To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.‖
- Leonard Bernstein
Time...
2. 80/20 Rule
―Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.‖
― Johann Wolfgang von Go...
3. Scope Modelling
―To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.‖
— Seneca
Caveat: Def...
4. Vision Statement
―Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.‖ – Warren Bennis
Ensure your requirements ...
And if these fail you…
• Step away
• Take a Break and
• Try Again

Be guided by the vision and
scope of your project!
Read more on Managing
Analysis Paralysis
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Analysis paralysis

  1. 1. Analysis Paralysis For all Business Analysts & You Business Analyst Learnings
  2. 2. Analysis Paralysis is Not a physical disease. It’s a state of mind that traps you and stops you from making progress. You’re unable to see the wood for the trees…
  3. 3. Analysis Paralysis is Not knowing when to stop. Causes 1. No deadlines 2. No clearly defined objectives 3. No plan
  4. 4. Analysis Paralysis is Not wanting to stop. Causes • Fear • A lack of confidence • Indecision
  5. 5. Analysis Paralysis is Not knowing where to stop. How much documentation is enough? How many models are enough?
  6. 6. Analysis Paralysis can lead to: • Project Delays • Scope Creep • Increased Risk • Wrong Decisions • Project Failure • Complexity “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy doing?” – Henry David Thoreau
  7. 7. Useful Techniques for avoiding Analysis Paralysis
  8. 8. 1. Timeboxing ―To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.‖ - Leonard Bernstein Timeboxing ensures that deliverables are turned out within a specific timeframe.
  9. 9. 2. 80/20 Rule ―Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.‖ ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Prioritize. 80% of the benefits can often be obtained with 20% of the work. Don’t get lost in the remaining 20%.
  10. 10. 3. Scope Modelling ―To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.‖ — Seneca Caveat: Define the scope of the project and have a plan.
  11. 11. 4. Vision Statement ―Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.‖ – Warren Bennis Ensure your requirements cover the vision. A vision statement describes the why, what and who of the solution.
  12. 12. And if these fail you… • Step away • Take a Break and • Try Again Be guided by the vision and scope of your project!
  13. 13. Read more on Managing Analysis Paralysis

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